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Kyoto Animation's A Silent Voice Anime Film Earns 410 Million Yen in 1st 3 Days

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film sold 300,000 tickets, ranked #2 in opening weekend

Kyoto Animation's anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga earned more than 410,000,000 yen (about US$4 million) and sold more than 300,000 tickets in its first three days. The film opened on September 17 on 120 screens (Monday was a holiday in Japan).

The film earned 283,000,000 yen (about US$2.8 million) and sold 200,000 tickets over Saturday and Sunday to rank #2 on the Japanese box office for the weekend. By comparison, Kyoto Animation's 2011 K-On! film earned 316,310,000 yen in its first two days on 137 screens.

The film's cast includes:

Miyu Irino as Shōya Ishida
Saori Hayami as Shōko Nishimiya
Aoi Yūki as Yuzuru Nishiya
Kensho Ono as Tomohiro Nagatsu
Yuki Kaneko as Naoka Ueno
Yui Ishikawa as Miyoko Sahara
Megumi Han as Miki Kawai
Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Toshi Mashibasa
Mayu Matsuoka as Shōya Ishida as an elementary school student

Ōima drew a new episode of the manga for filmgoers, which appeared in a book titled "Eiga 'Koe no Katachi' Special Book." The manga portrays a story not in the original manga, and is not present in the film. The manga goes deeper into Shoko's family life, and her mother and grandmother appear in the story.

Naoko Yamada (Tamako Market, Tamako Love Story, K-ON's two anime seasons and anime film) directed the film at Kyoto Animation. Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal) wrote the script, and Futoshi Nishiya (Free!, Hyōka, Nichijō) designed the characters for animation. Kensuke Ushio (Space Dandy, Ping Pong) composed the music at Pony Canyon. AIKO performed the film's theme song "Ai wo Shita no wa" (Loving Is). Shochiku is distributing the film.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Kōsuke Obana)


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